Patricia Patton Durrett-March 23, 2011

Patricia Patton Durrett, 81, of Amarillo died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
A committal service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2011 at Llano Cemetery.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Howard Griffin and Dr. Murray Gossett both officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Patricia was born on June 8, 1929 in Amarillo to Blanche and Dr. Louis K. Patton.  She grew up in Amarillo and attended Amarillo High School, Gulf Park College and the University of Texas.
In March of 1951, Patricia met Delmar Durrett of Amarillo and they were wed seven months later.
Patricia was an active member of the community, participating in the Junior League of Amarillo and becoming the first women member of the Salvation Army Board.  In 1984 she competed in the Senior Olympics and took home two medals.  Patricia loved many things, including quilting and spending time with her family at her cabin in Colorado.  Her family was her life.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Blanche Patton, her husband, Delmar, her brother, Dr. Walter “Bubba” Patton and her daughter, Dr. Carole Durrett Graham.
Survivors include four sons, John Randall and wife Belinda of Lubbock, Robert and wife Kathy of Amarillo, Allen and wife Leisa of Amarillo, and Louis and wife Anne of Austin; thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Meals on Wheels, 219 S.W. 7th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101, or the Eldon Durrett Scholarship in c/o AISD, 7200 I-40 West, Amarillo, TX 79106.
The family will receive friends at 2202 S. Tyler St. on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

0 Replies to “Patricia Patton Durrett-March 23, 2011”

  1. Trish was my Dads favorite cousin and we loved her as our very special aunt. Her homes both in Amarillo and Takiteze were always warm and Sherry and I loved our visits. We have been out of touch for a while and did not find out until this weekend. We will miss her and think of her with love frequently. Our best to her fine boys and their families.

  2. Trish was my Dads favorite cousin and we loved her as our very special aunt. Her home both in Amarillo and Takiteze were always open and Sherry and I loved our visits. We have been out of touch and did not find out until this weekend. We will miss her and think of her with love frequently. Our best to her fine boys and their families.

  3. Curtis, Eva and kids express our sincere condolences. We are all grateful to have known Pat and have fond memories of our times with her. God’s blessings on the Durrett family.

  4. I am one of the lucky ones who knew Fiffie, which she was called by family (we were so considered,as our Mother, Mary McMurtry, and Blanche had grown up together)more than 65 years ago. She was kind, gentle, thoughtful and loyal, grand traits of character in those long years so long ago, and nothing ever changed. Fiffie had a great laugh which came from way inside, her eyes laughed always and at the same time. She was a natural nurturer. If Patricia Patton touched your life, as she did mine, you loved her. I surely did.

  5. Mothers are such speciall people. I know she will be missed greatly but the memories of all the good times will keep her alive in your heart. May God bless you all.

  6. Robert, Allen: I know it’s so hard to lose your Mother and our thoughts are with you, and all the family. Roy and I are so sorry for your loss, and extend our deepest sympathy.

  7. Allen and family,
    Condolences on the loss of your Mom. I remember your family Allen always thought your family was good and remember that great house your parents had on Teckla. Also remember your Mom from First Presbyterian.
    God Bless
    Armand Smith
    Peoria Arizona
    [email protected]

  8. Dear Durrett Family,
    We loved Trish very much and will miss her very much. You have such a great family and took such good care of your Mom/Grand-Mom. She is probably
    already showing all of her friends in Heaven her new Kindle. Please take good care of yourselves.
    With Love, Polly and Jack

  9. I remember as a child my mom would go to Pat’s house on teckla.Randall and Allen,myself and my brother would play hide and seek.We would all hide and drive Randall nuts.That was the coolest house ever!Iam sorry to hear she has pased away .She truely was a wonderful woman,mother ,friend.

  10. I know it’s hard to lose her here on earth but oh the fun their having in heaven right now! So many great memories of Tricia having fun at church or at play, I can still hear that throaty laughter! She’ll be missed by many.

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